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Discuss functionality of QuarkXPress 10, 9 & 8 (and before) (excluding Digital Publishing).
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jobro
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Post by jobro » 13 Dec 2005, 15:38

Old, forgotten software...

How about Letraset ColorStudio? It was an early Photoshop competitor, eventually morphed into Fractal Painter, which is now owned by Corel.

Or Macromedia XRes (another Photoshop-style program)?

You know, at one point, Quark was working on a photo/paint program, but it ever got past the development stage. I can't think of the name right now.

Come to think of it, now that Macromedia is part of Adobe, maybe Quark could buy FreeHand from them!!! Is that a great idea or what???

jobro
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Post by jobro » 13 Dec 2005, 16:04

Aha!!! I found it.

From the Seybold Report on Desktop Publishing, Vol 9, No 7, an article entitled "Quark to try its hand at image manipulation":

"Quark is getting ready to offer an image-manipulation program to challenge Photoshop...

To be called Quark Xposure, it was announced at Macworld in Tokyo last month and will make its U.S. debut at the Seybold Seminars in Boston on March 28. Being developed in conjunction with Victor Company of Japan, it supports image editing, retouching and painting. The target release date is the third quarter."

jobro
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Post by jobro » 13 Dec 2005, 16:06

The article, by the way, is dated 1996.

marcusstringer
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Post by marcusstringer » 13 Dec 2005, 16:06

Good God!!!!

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Post by seetomtype » 13 Dec 2005, 16:43

[strong]jobro:[/strong]The article, by the way, is dated 1996.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

gprovan
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Post by gprovan » 14 Dec 2005, 05:00

Well, it could still be in development knowing the speed that Quark turns around its software.

:wink:

seajay
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Post by seajay » 14 Dec 2005, 08:06

I'm thinking that after a point, they lowered the bar and released it as Vista XT.

studio@aba
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Post by studio@aba » 14 Dec 2005, 12:11

The entire point of vista was that you could edit an image in a none destructive manner. Has nobody heard of an adjustment layer in Photoshop? :lol:

Jim Oblak
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Post by Jim Oblak » 14 Dec 2005, 13:10

Question: How do you resolve issues of slow software engineering and innovation?

Answer: Buy ALAP.

Quark now owns ALAP.com so we may see some quicker software development. :lol:

sonnymoon42
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Post by sonnymoon42 » 14 Dec 2005, 14:40

Quark bought ALAP!!

Do you think they'll continue to market ALAP's non-Quark products?

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